Compact and adaptable camera with breath-taking image quality
When Canon announced the EOS C500 MK II and revealed its specifications and capabilities, Rasmus Heise was immediately impressed. “Considering how light the body is for a full-frame camera, the ability to shoot RAW without adding equipment as well as the opportunity to use a PL mount, I thought it sounded perfect,” the cinematographer explains.
First, he bought one for himself. “I have always wanted a smaller camera in my bag, as I often travel to shoot commercials in locations where I want to capture a certain light. Until now, such professional quality has only been available with bigger cameras,” he explains.
Due to travel restrictions posed by the Covid 19 pandemic, Heise had ample opportunity to play with his new toy. “I did a short motion picture and a couple of commercials, and I was really impressed with the colour grading.”
The C500 MK II turned out to be better than he had imagined. “It was amazing to have found a camera that is both portable and easy to use, and which I can set up exactly as I want”, Rasmus elaborates. The camera is easy to disassemble and reassemble.
“I love how I can strip down the camera and run like the wind, when necessary,” says Heise, who is also pleased with the controls. “I know not everyone likes to have many buttons, but I do! With most other cameras, you need a view finder or a monitor to control it. But with the C500 MK II, all adjustments can be made on the camera, making it perfect for underwater photography or gimbals.”